The Level 3 award in Education and Training (QCF) is an introductory teaching qualification. Achieving this award will provide sufficient evidence that the student has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate basic teaching and learning sessions in a variety of teaching or training contexts. This qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement, therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in micro–teaching. Micro-teaching is a teacher training and development technique whereby the teacher reviews a recording of a teaching session, in order to get constructive feedback from peers and/or students about what has worked and what improvements can be made to their teaching technique.
The course is an introduction to teaching and is appropriate for a range of different teaching and learning contexts. It is also valuable for people who have some teaching experience as well as for those who are new to delivering learning.
The 12-credit programme will cover the following units:
•Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education & training (3 Credits) This unit aims to enable the learner to understand the role and responsibilities of a teacher in education and training and the relationship between different professionals in education and training. This unit provides the opportunity to highlight some of the legislative and regulatory requirements that must be met by organisations and individuals. The unit also provides an opportunity to explore the codes of practice and roles and responsibilities of teachers, trainers and instructors in promoting equality and valuing diversity when identifying and meeting learners’ needs. The unit addresses the specific responsibility of the teacher in promoting a safe and supportive learning environment where their students feel included. By addressing the responsibility for promoting appropriate behaviour, the unit emphasises the role of the teacher in placing their students at the centre of the learning process. The unit gives learners the opportunity to recognise how the teaching role involves working with other professionals, the boundaries between the teaching role and those of other professionals, and the need for possible referral to meet the needs of their students.
•Understanding and using inclusive approaches in education & training (6 Credits) The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to understand and use inclusive teaching and learning approaches to meet the needs of students. The unit includes how to create a learning environment that engages and motivates students, and the planning, delivery and evaluation of inclusive teaching and learning. It requires the learne
Entry onto this course requires:
• A minimum Level 1 qualification in numeracy/maths
• A minimum Level 2 qualification in literacy/English
• Work based experience beneficial but NOT essential You will need to 19+ to enrol on the course.
If you have access to teaching for a minimum of 100 hours per year, in which you are responsible for at least open group and for all planning, you can progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET), which is run in partnership with Birmingham City University. Appropriate progression routes will be determined by your own classroom role.
This course is part of the government funded Lifelong Learning Guarantee and is available free of charge to adult learners aged 19+ without a first full level 3 qualification.
See the West Midlands Combined Authority website for full eligibility criteria here.
Please contact our admissions team for the cost if you do not meet the criteria and we will confirm the fee.